Natalie McKnight

Dean; Professor of HumanitiesMCKNIGHT


BA English and Drama, Washington College
MA Creative Writing, Johns Hopkins University
PhD English and American Literature, University of Delaware

Teaching interests:  Survey literature and art courses, Victorian studies, creative writing and ethical philosophy

Research interests: Victorian studies, gender studies and general education

Selected publications:

Culture and Context. Co-editor. Vols. I & II. Cognella Academic Publishing, 2014.

Dickens Studies Annual. Co-editor. Vols. 41 to the present. AMS Press, 2010-12.

Fathers in Victorian Fiction. Co-author and editor. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2011.

Idiots, Madmen and Other Prisoners in Dickens. St. Martin’s Press, 1993.

Suffering Mothers in Mid-Victorian Novels. St. Martin’s Press, 1997.

“Scholars: Dickens classic may have Lowellian links.” Lowell Sun. December 16, 2013.

Was Dickens’s Christmas Carol borrowed from Lowell’s mill girls?” Boston Globe. December 15, 2013.

Other professional activity and/or awards:

Vice President and President-Elect of the Dickens Society.

Co-editor, Dickens Studies Annual, volume 41 and onward.

Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award, Boston University, 1998-99.

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